With summer fast approaching, now is the time to take a good hard look at your wooden deck and veranda. Visibly it may appear to be in a good condition however, having been exposed to weather and nature for an extended period of time it may be harbouring some unwanted guests. This may have caused concealed damage to your main entertainment area placing your family and friends in considerable risk of accidental injury.
Termite damage showed on this photograph here was discovered by one of our inspectors carrying out a routine termite inspection in a Sydney home that was not checked for a number of years. Live termite were found in the deck and at the time the damage did not seem to be significant. It appeared to be completely invisible to the home owner until after the treatment, when the builder wanted to carry out repairs. He started to remove the fancier and an unexpected surprise was discovered. Extensive termite damage was found throughout the centre of the entire length in one of the main supporting structural beams.